I commend you for making the right choice for you, to create the life that you desire by working through whatever concerns or challenges that you may be experiencing. I know that sharing intimate details about your life can feel scary and may be challenging for some, but it will be my pleasure to help you navigate your way through this process.
My name is LaTonya Scriven Charles. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. I also have a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Certificate in Executive Non Profit Management. I have over 15 years experience in the field of Social Work. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life skills development, parenting issues, career planning and coaching, ADHD and substance abuse. With over 17 years of helping people who are diagnosed with PTSD, Military Soldiers and the families, those that have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence, I am able to help build trusting relationships and foster healthy lines of communication.
For seven years I have owned and operated several mental health clinics, including Bayou Mental Health Services, LLC in Central Louisiana and I also work for a local school district helping teachers with social and emotional learning strategies for classroom development and professional development.
Upon graduating college, I worked for a program under the umbrella of the Shriver Institute, helping youth adjust to the daily challenges stemming from behavioral, familial and academic issues. Working with this program helped me to make the right choice of continuing my education in the field of Social Work.
My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from several modalities to fit the needs and goals of the client. I am trained and experienced in Nutritional healing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Trauma), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness and Narrative therapy, and Trauma Informed Therapy.
I welcome you to contact me for a consultation and we can discuss your concerns to get your on the path to discovering ways to help you live a more fulfilling and balanced life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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LaTonya has been very empathic. She listens actively. She has insight in the issues I’ve faced
Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with LaTonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
She keeps things very real and knows when to listen and when to speak up
Written on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with LaTonya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes